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Home-school Parents Tasered, Pepper-Sprayed, Handcuffed, for “Messy House” As Kids Watched

By John Vibes, November 23, 2014

Nodaway County, Missouri – Last week, Jason and Laura Hagan, of New Hampton, Missouri filed a lawsuit against the Nodaway County Police for a SWAT team raid against their family, where tasers and pepper spray were used by the invading officers. 371 more words

Utah Police shoot man in the back 6 times, killing him. Ruled Justified.

By Curtis Skinner

Tue Nov 4, 2014

Darrien Hunt

A Utah prosecutor on Monday said police were justified in shooting and killing a 22-year-old black man accused by officers of lunging at them with a sword the man’s family described as decorative. 331 more words

@NationalBar applauds Baltimore police chief for requesting federal investigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
National Bar Association
January 26, 2015

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THE NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION APPLAUDS BALTIMORE, MARYLAND POLICE CHIEF FOR REQUESTING A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION OF HIS TROUBLED POLICE DEPARTMENT… 677 more words

Denver Police Kill Teenage Girl After She Runs Car Into Officer

DENVER (AP) — Several dozen people with candles and protest signs gathered near the alley where Denver police officers fatally shot a 16-year-old girl on Monday, recalling her bright smile and demanding answers about the deadly encounter. 534 more words

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Perry.v.Norman.2014.OK.119

In Perry, the OK Supreme Court held that a claim against a municipality for excessive force by police officers may not be brought under the constitutional tort doctrine of  203 more words

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Sacrifice

That it’s needed is a message that’s neither being heard nor preached.

I watched the newly-released video of the Bridgeton shooting and TV coverage of a gathering of community activists afterwards protesting the death.  513 more words

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